In this tutorial, you’ll see how to generate point effects in Houdini. Helge Maus (pixeltrain.de) demonstrates, how you can generate a Point Wave with the help of Noises inside of VOPs in Houdini.
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He explains the methodology to understand an effect and build the node setup step-by-step. You will learn the use of Noises, Bind- & Bind-Export Nodes, Parameter-Ramps, Fit-Nodes, Multipliers for Floats and Vectors and how to analyze the outputs through the Geometry Spreadsheet.
How you can generate a Point Wave in Houdini using VOPs
In the end, you transfer the animated noises to the pscale attribute to render the effect in Mantra or an external render engine.